COPY-God license plates on fast track in Ky.

Associated Press - February 23, 2009 7:14 PM ET

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentuckians could soon be sporting "In God We Trust" automotive license plates.

House lawmakers unanimously approved a measure on Monday that would create the license plate that Gov. Steve Beshear had called for last summer. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Meanwhile, Senate lawmakers approved measures that would require the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to create license plates sporting "Think About God" and "In God We Trust" for faith-based organizations that requested them. Those measures now go to the House.

The Beshear administration is supporting the House bill. It would make the plates available at no extra charge as an alternative to the standard "Unbridled Spirit" plates.

The measures are House Bill 24, Senate Joint Resolution 69 and Senate Joint Resolution 70.

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